Garbage Disposals

Common Garbage Disposal Repairs

Carelessness, lack of maintenance, general wear, and tear – there are many reasons why your garbage disposal might need repairs. Not running enough water during operation. Putting in food before you turn on the unit.

Regardless of the reason, B&W is here to help! Our experts will take a close look at your appliance and determine the best course of action. We specialize in repairing all kinds of issues, including:

Leaking Disposal

If you notice wet cabinets, foul-smelling puddles, or a dripping sound, you might have a leaking garbage disposal.

No Power

Seems like your garbage disposal has no power? You might be dealing with a blown circuit.

Clogged Drain

If water doesn’t move down your sink, you likely have a clogged drain.

Blades Aren’t Moving

Objects might be lodged in your unit, preventing the blades from functioning normally.

Jammed Up

Foods that are fibrous, starchy, fatty, or hard are notorious for jamming up your garbage disposal.
If your system is experiencing any of these issues, book an appointment with B&W today! We will quickly and effectively address your repair needs.

Signs Your Garbage Disposal Needs to Be Replaced

In some cases, a repair just won’t cut it. Depending on the issue, your garbage disposal might need a full replacement.

Here are some signs your garbage disposal needs a replacement:

You Have an Old Unit

These units don’t last forever. Most experts recommend you get them replaced every ten years or so.

Excessive Leaking

Plumber’s putty is effective, but excessive leaking might call for a whole new system.

Loud Noises

Garbage disposals are loud. But, it’s usually a bad sign if they make excessively loud noises even when they’re clear of food and foreign objects.

Hitting the Reset Button Frequently

The reset button comes in handy, but on a functioning system, you should only have to press it every so often.

Frequent Clogs

If your system constantly clogs, it might be time for a new garbage disposal one altogether. This is the reason to purchase a unit with a multi-grind feature. The smaller the particle the less likely it will be to clog the drain.

Food Takes Too Long to Grind

If it’s taking too long to grind food, your garbage disposal might be on its last leg.
Is your disposal experiencing any of these issues? Call B&W for expert advice! Our professionals will determine the garbage disposal repair or replacement route is more practical and cost-effective.

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